How to Use Makeup Setting Spray - 3 Unique Tips to Try

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This amazing makeup tutorial will show you how to use makeup setting spray so that your makeup looks fresh and in place throughout the day! Think of it like hairspray for your makeup.

If you’re a busy mom like me or work long hours at the office, there’s nothing worse than having to worry about reapplying your makeup so that it stays in place. Luckily, a setting spray does the trick, and you’ll soon learn how to apply setting spray to different areas of your face. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Makeup setting spray
  • Eyebrow brush
  • Angled brush
  • Concealer brush
Makeup setting spray

For this tutorial, I'll be using the Hangover 3-In-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray by Too Faced. It’s a replenishing primer and setting spray, which means it also works well before applying makeup, too. Of course, you can use the same techniques with any setting spray.

How to use setting spray on eyebrows

Tip 1 - Set your eyebrows

I don’t know about you, but it gets really annoying when my eyebrow makeup fades after a few hours. I like filling in my eyebrows, so adding some setting spray will really help keep them from fading. 

How to use setting spray

To do this, simply spritz your makeup setting spray onto your eyebrow brush. 

Brushing eyebrows with setting spray

Then, immediately after that, brush your eyebrows gently (after you’ve filled them in), making sure the setting spray product is applied throughout your whole brow.

Spraying makeup setting spray onto a brush

Tip 2 - Eyeliner setting spray hack

Using a fine-tipped eyeliner brush, spritz your makeup setter directly on the brush a couple of times. Be sure to do this on top of a tissue so that the product doesn’t get on your table. Then, roll it around the tissue to take out the excess product. 

Dipping a makeup brush into eyeshadow

Next, dip your brush in your desired eyeshadow color. 

How to use setting spray for eyeliner

Then, go right on top of your lash line, pressing in the color right on top. Don’t take your time, as you get the best results when the brush is still wet from the eyeshadow and setting spray. Be sure to press the color as close to the lash line as possible. 

How to apply setting spray for eyeliner

This technique is an easy way to get a lovely, soft eyeliner look. The best part is that you can choose any color you want - making it super versatile. So, if you want to know how to use setting spray on your eyes or as an eyeliner, then now you know!

Concealer brush

Tip 3 - Minimize concealer creasing

For a super-duper effective makeup setting trick, then you’ve got to check this out! Using setting spray with concealer will help minimize those pesky creases under your eyes.

This trick is especially great for all the beautiful middle-aged women who need a little more cover-up. For best results, use an angled concealer brush or something similar, as shown. 

How does a setting spray work?

Spritz your magic setting spray a couple of times onto the concealer brush. You don’t need to get too heavy-handed with this; just a couple of pumps will do the trick. 

Applying concealer to the back of the hand

Then, apply some concealer on the back of your hand.

Dipping a makeup brush into the concealer

Next, take your brush and dip it into the concealer. 

Applying concealer under the eyes

How to use setting spray with concealer

Press in the concealer right under your eyes, as shown. Lightly press and push as you go along. The motion of the application is really crucial. Depending on the results, you can even do two light layers of concealer, should it be required. 

Tip: Don’t swipe the product underneath your eye bed. The trick is to press it down so that the concealer distributes evenly. 

For extra-added longevity, take a little bit of sheer translucent powder and add a little under your eyes. (Remember to clean the concealer off your brush before adding the powder.) 

Makeup setting spray before or after powder?

So, if you’re wondering what works best - makeup setting spray before or after powder - I’d say definitely before. The powder really locks it in place once you’re done (especially when it comes to concealer). 

How to use makeup setting spray

How to use makeup setting spray tutorial

Everyone is so used to randomly spraying on setting spray on their face, but if you want to know how a setting spray works, then adding it to your other makeup products really goes a long way in keeping your face fresh for longer hours.

To better understand and see how I apply my makeup, watch my “how to use makeup setting spray” video at the top of this post. Thanks for tuning in. 

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Makeup setting spray
  • Eyebrow brush
  • Angled brush
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